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Japanese-American Internment Camps During WWII

Tule Lake Exhibit

Tule Lake War Relocation Center in northern California, renamed Tule Lake Segregation Center in 1943, was one of ten concentration camps used by the United States government to imprison Japanese Americans during World War II. Prisoners there held frequent demonstrations and strikes, demanding their rights under the United States Constitution. As a result, Tule Lake was turned into a maximum security "segregation camp," and prisoners from other camps who had refused to take the loyalty oath or had caused disturbances were sent to Tule Lake. At its peak, Tule Lake held 18,789 internees. Tule Lake was also one of the last camps to be closed, staying open until March 20, 1946.

The photographs in this exhibit come from P0144 Japanese American relocation photograph collection, which is fully digitized and available to browse and search on the Digital Library. Click the photo number beneath each thumbnail to view the images on the Digital Library. This collection forms part of the Mitsugi M. Kasai Memorial Japanese American Archive in the Special Collections Department, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. 

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 Last Modified 9/19/23